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THM "WIVES or NOTED MEN I'UKNISU US
TIIKIIt PAVOKIXIS RECIPES.
Mrs. Logan Tolls How to IMulco Mlnco-Mont
mill Salad airs. Gon. Drum Prescribes a
a Lobster Soup anil Mrs. Senator
Uolph Gives tlio Directions for Malting
Delicious Cake and Pudding Blrsi Gen.
Sheridan Tolls How to Kroil Lobsters
Mrs. Carlisle Furnishes ti Mayonnaise
anil a Rlaclc Calco An Original Thanks
giving Menu by Catherine Owens, mill
Other Famous) Recipes Prepared Spe
cially for "The Sunday Herald" by
Thanksgiving comes next Thursday find great
preparations are going ou at the homes of our
statesmen in Washington. It used to bo that
most of tho prominent men nto their Thanksgiv
ing dinners in their own States. This was when
It was not tho fashion to bring their families to
tho Capital. Now tho most of our great men are
rich mon. They own homes at Washington as
well aB elsewhere, and many of them keep their
families hero tho year round. There will bo at
least ono hundred thousand dollars spent iu
Washington next week on Thanksgivlngturkey,
and tho mince-meat in the markets could not bo
packed into a freight car. A great deal of
money will also bo spent hero in charity. The
churches arc organizing to give out Thanksgiv
ing supplies to tho poor, and it may bo that somo
of the Cabinet will do as Secretary Whitney did,
and give each of his Department clerics an order
for a fat, round turkey. Tho President's turkey
will probably como from Ithode Island, and there
is no doubt but that he will as usual receive a
number from different parts of tho country.
Mrs. Harrison has not yet planned her Thanks
giving dinner, save that she has decided to have
roast turkey, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie.
Sho has been talkingThanksgiving with her lady
friends, and for the time cooking recipes have
taken tho place of social gossip.
NOTES ON THANKSGIVING HOASTS.
I have visited during the past week a number
or leading ladies, and have procured from them
recipes for Thanksgiving dishes and points on
Thanksgiving dinners. Every woman has some
new Idea to oiler, und the advice of all is the re
sult of their own personal experience. Mrs.
Justice Field telis mo that sho received a number
of angry letters from temperance women be
cause she once advised that tho Thanksgiving
turkey bo fed on "English walnuts and sherry a
few days before it Is killed. But sho tells methat
the bird likes to feed on it, and that it makes
them est delicious and tender. Mrs. Boprcsentn
tivo Henderson, of Illinois, says that tho turkey
should bo roasted about three hours, and that
shostuirs it with a pint of oysters, two stalks or
celery, and a raw egg. Into tho mixture sho
puts two-thirds or a cup of butter, chops the
whole very fine, and seasons it with salt, pepper,
and nutmeg. When her turkey is done it is a
dish lit for tho Queen. Mrs. Congressman Smith,
of Illiuols, stows her turkey half an hour be
fore she roasts it, and she roasts it in a covered
pan in order to preserve the ilavorand tho steam.
Sho has a giblet gravy of her own, which, I am
told, is delicious, and she makes this by boiling
tho giblets, then chopping them, and aitor sea
soning and thickening with n tablcspoonrul or
Hour wet with cold water she lets them simmer
for an hour longer and sends them to tho table.
There is no better cook at tho Capital than Mrs.
Senator Ingalls. Sho can cook a turkey to tho
Queen's taste, and if .Tohn J. Ingalls could bo
fattened by anything ho would bo a very Falstaff
from tho appet.ito created by tho visions or Mrs.
Iniralls's roast duck. Sho roasts her ducks first,
then when they aro cold sho puts them into a
stow-pan and boils them Tor lUteou minutes with
ono pint of tomotoes, a tablcspoonrul or onion
juice, somo salt and popper, a littlo corn-starch,
and two dozen olives, and serves it hot.
MRS. LOGAN'S MINOR-MEAT.
Another ramous cook is Mrs. John A. Logan.
Sho has ono of tho ilncst houses at tho Capital,
and thcro is no kitchen managed better than
hers. It Is from her that I get my rcoipo for
Thanksgiving raince-meat, and this is tho way
sho makes it:
"Two pounds or beor, chopped line, arter being
cooked; two pounds of suet, chopped flnc; four
pounds of raisins, four pounds of apples, eight
oranges, tho peel oCluilC a pound of citron, all
chopped line; ono ounco or cinnamon, ono or all
splco, ono of nutmeg, and two pounds of brown
There ia nothing nicer than tho salad as a
Thanksgiving entree, and Mrs. Logan lias given
mo tho following directions as to tho dressing ot'
tho salad dish:
"Take tho white, insldo leaves of cabbngo and
mako a border.uot allowing tho leaves to Tall too
far over thosides of tho dish, or inako a border of
curled lettuce; tlion place tho salmi inside,
smoothing it nicely; slico four small cucumber
ploklos lengthwise, which will raakoelghtpieces;
pass each ploco through a -white ring of a hard
boiled ogg, aud placo them hero and there; or
you cau placo all tho ends together in tho contro
of tho dish, allowing tho othor ends to diverge.
This will form a kind or ilower. It will look
prettier If a small, round slico of jelly is placed
where tho ends meet.
"Mits. John A. LoaAN."
MRS. SUIKJ. GUN. MOOIIE'B THANKSGIVING FISH.
Washington ia a great fish market. Wo havo
nearly everything that America can produce,
and both ocean and tho lakes send tliolr choicest
to our table. Mrs. Surgeon Ooaeral Mooro is
noted for her flno table. Sho especially excels iu
her cooking of fish, and this Is tho way sho pre
pares whito fish ii la creme:
"Bub tho llsh well with salt and put It into a
kettle, with just sufllcicnt cold water to cover it.
As soon as it comes to boll set it where it will
simmer for one hour. Theu drain it well and re
move tho largo bones. Put ono ounco of Hour
into a saucepan, to which add by degrees a
quart of milk; mix very smooth, add ono largo
onion, sliced; a bunch of parsley, a littlo nut
meg, salt, popper to tasto, placo all over tho fire,
and stir constantly till it becomes julto thiok;
then add a quarter of a pound of butter. Pass it
through a slovc, placo n littlo of tho sauco upon
tho dish In which tho fish Is to bo dished; then
pour over tho llsh tho hot sauce, set inn warm
oven, aud let it brown, Tho whito of an egg
well beaten and spread over it will mako it
brown better. To prevent tho china dish from
breaking or discoloring placo It in a pan of hot
water boforo setting in tho oven. Once tasted
will never bo forgotten. Maiiy J. Moons."
MltS. ADMIRAL SELFRIDOE'S Sl'IOEl) GUAVV.
There aro no better livers In tho United States
than tho officers of the Army and Navy. Tho
wives of our admirals arc as n rule splendid
cooks, and the following from Mrs. Admiral
Selfrldgo is rich and luscious. It Is a spiced
gravy for turkey or goose, and it rends:
"Tako tho giblets and put into three pints of
water; when it bolls add a pinch of salt, skim,
and add a few cloves, whole popper corns, and
ground orange peel, and chopped half onion; let
It boll one hour; then tonst half a dozen crackers
very brown, add half a glass of red wine, let It
boil until the giblets arc perfectly tender; then
add a plcco of butter halt this size or an egg; put
Into a spider, with two spoonfuls of Hour, aud
brown well; whllo quite hot pour into tho gravy
and stir well; when smooth, pour bnck again
into tho pot. Let it all simmorl'or a few min
utes, and when it is done strain braid the liver,
and put In. Mns. F. O. Selviudge."
MltS. GKN. DRUM'S FAMOUS LOIISTEU SOUl.
From the Navy I next went to the Army, and
I picked out as n representative Mrs. Gen. Drum.
Sho is famed as a cook and us a hostess, and her
lobster soup makes her many a friend. Sho
makes it as follows and sho has written out these
directions for you:
"Boil a fresh lobster, or one dffsccn crabs; when
cooked pinch them and chop tho meat very flno.
Have one quart of whito stock, to which add somo
milk or cream. Let it boll ten minutes; then add
the lobster or crabs. Let it simmer u few min
utes; add salt, pepper, and a pinch of mace or bay
leaf; thicken with two ounces of butter aud a lit
Another of Mrs. Drum's specialties is her Tar
tar sauce, which is made as follows:
"Oue-half pint mayounuisc dressing, one table
spoonful of capers, very little onion, three small
cucumber pickles, parsley, one olive, and u tea
apoonrul of French mustard, or more according
NEW KNGI.AND SQUASH PIE.
Mrs. Col. Ernst is a noted New England house
wife, and her squash pie la one of her specialties.
She warrants it good if properly carried out, and
it will be an addition to any Thanksgiving treat.
It reads as follows:
"Ono small squash; boll tender with sufficient
water to steam it and rub through a sieve; ono
, pint of milk, one egg to each pie equaling three
' eggs to a pint beat the eggs very light; sweeten
to tasto with brown sugar; add a pinch of salt,
two grated nutmegs. Stir all well together and
place on the deep plates already prepared with
the pastry. Sift a littlo sugar over tho top of
each to assist in tho browning. Bake In a mod
erately hot oven for about one hour."
A DELICIOUS OYSTER SOUP.
Another recipe from tho same sourco for oyster
soup is truly delicious:
"Two quarts of strained oysters; boll throe
pints of milk; braid up two teaspooufuls of Hour
with ono ounce of butter, one teaspoonful of
white pepper, two teaspoonruls or salt. Let tho
milk como to a boil, then add tho mixture and
toss in tho oysters. Let them boll up onco no
longer add a teacuptul of rich cream. Before
dishing add two wineglnsses of Madeira. This
soup ia best made about ton minutes boioro serv
ing, Mrs. O. H. Ernst."
MRS. I.OGAN TUCKER'S CRANBERRY JELLY.
Cranberry sauce is an important Thanksgiving
item, and the following recipo for cranberry
jelly has been tested again and again und has
never been found wanting. Mrs. Gen. Logan's
daughter, Mrs. Maj. Tucker, gives it to me. It
"Boil ono quart of cranberries with suillcient
water to prevent them from burning; strain
through a sieve; add sugar to taste, and again
boil until thick. Pour into a mould and set aside
until cold, when it can bo turned out.
"Mary Logan Tucker."
mrs. senator dot.ph's desserts.
Mrs. Senator Dolph is thoroughly posted on tho
culinary department of her household. Sho has
written out for mo two recipes, ono for spico cako
and ouo for snow pudding. Either will bo found
delicious. The spice cake is mude as follows:
"nun cun water, ouo cup butter, ono eup syrup
or Now Orlcaus molasses, ono and one-half cups
sugar, three cups Hour, three eggs, two teaspoon,
fuls (moderately full) yeast powder, two tea
spoonfuls (heaping) ground cinnamon, oue tea
spoonful (moderately full) ginger, ono-hair tea
spoonful allspice, one-nunrter, or less, teaspoon
ful each doves, mace, and nutmeg."
Hero is ttio recipe for snow pudding:
"Soak one-half box gelatine In one-half pint of
cold water for an hour. Then add ono pint boil
ing water; stir till dissolved; add ono cup of sugar
and the juice or two lemons. When partly con
gealcd whip in tho whites or two eggs. I'roparo
tho gelatiuo over night. To bo served with
whipped cream or custard.
"Augusta M. Dolph."
Hero is a mfinu or a Thanksgiving dinner, writ
ten out for mo by tho authoress, Catharino
Owens. It ia certainly a good enough dinner for
any one, und it is a specimen of one of tho best
dinners or Washington:
oysters on Ice.
SMALL GERMAN POTATOES.
Tossed In Oiled Butter und just Flecked with
Very Finely Chopped Parsley.
S o R n E T.
Braised Turkey. Green 1'kas.
BOAST DUCKS. CHICKEN PlK.
Apple Pie. Salad.
0 r y s t a l i 7. ed almonds.
mrs. gen. sheridan's 11roiled l011ster.
Mrs. Sheridan has given somo of tho flnest din
tiers that Washington has ever known. Sho is
tho daughtor of Gon. Bucker, und when Gon.
Sheridan was tho head or tho Army her homo
was ono of tho most famous of tho Capital. Sho
superintended everything couuocted with it her
self, and was ono of the most accomplished
housewives, as well us ono of tho most beautiful
women, of tho Army circle. I copy her recipo
from the lotter which eho writes mo concerning
It. It reads:
"Split tho meat of tho tail and claws, nnd sea
son well with salt and pepper. Cover with soft
butter aud dredge with Hour. Placo in tho broiler
and cook over a bright lire until a delicate brown.
Co)i((nticcl on ptiae sixteen.
ELECTRIC LIGHT WANES.
ON FHKK OFFERINGS IT SHOWS IE
Dropping IB Points During tho Avcelc
Grnpliopliono Touches the Lowest Point
for Two Yours I'nciiinnl la Gun IMouti
ful. The special feature of mi otherwise somewhat
dull and uninteresting week was tho tumble in
Electric Light stock, tho figures dropping from
150 tho week previous to 128 on Friday, the gene
ral rumor attributing tho free eelllng to the gen
tlemen recently deposed from the directory,
whoso disposition was to gctout of thccoiiipuny,
und to get out promptly. Tho free ollering in
the early part of tho week seemed to take the
breath out of its friend?, and it wns not until
Suturduy that they hud recovered their wind
sufficiently to como to the rescucwhich they did
In gallant style, running tho price up Irom 128
to 133 nnd taking all in sight around the latter
ilgurc, the bid closing at 130. The sales aggre
gated 147 shares, running down from 1411 to 128,
und rcuctinir to 133 on yesterday.
Gruphophouo enme next in importance, tho
"bears" jumping on it with a reckless disregard
of values, and succeeded in forcing it. down to
11, marking the lowest price thut hits been regis
tered since It was "listed" two years ago. At
this point it recovered somewhat and. a number
of buying orders coming In, slowly reacted,
closing with a small sale or 2.1 shures at 122, und u
bid of 12 for more. Large prlvute sales at tills
latter Hguro are known to have been made
(luring the week, nnd It is not at till improbable
that nearly one thousand shares have changed
hands during that time, though the total sales on
tho Exchange represent but 310 shares. The offi
cers of tho coinpuuv state that tho money is now
in hand to pay the January dividend, and iliat it
will bepaid on the 15th of that month. This. It
may bo added, will be of great advuntituo in
enabling many holders to pay up their carrying
cli urges on it.
Pneumatic Gun Carriage seems to be in plenti
ful supply wherever there are any orders for it.
the sales of tho week aggregating 000 shares, of
which COO brought 90 cents and 300 but 87i cents,
u loss of 31 cents per hluu o over the sales of the
week previous. And all this notwithstanding
tho favorable report but recently printed, illus
trating again the force of tho old adage to
"sell on good news nnd buy on bad."
Insurance stocks received rather more than
usual attention, sales of six different kinds being
recorded, 1)0 Columbia in three lots selling at 10.
210 Peoples' in three lots going at.1), two lots of
100 each Lincoln bringing 5S, and two lots of
Commercial 4, a loss ot 50 cents per share over
the amount paid in. Ouo lot of 50 Biggs went at
8i, and one ot 25 at 8. Tho only sale ot Columbia
Title wns of GO shares at OK with further offer
ings at the close of 0J, marking a lower range on
this stock than has existed for some time.
In railroad stocks the transactions were limited
to one or 20 Eckiuirton at CO, ono or 5 George
town and Tennallytowu at SOI, with lamer offer
ings at 50 not taken up, and ono of 30 Columbia
at 70, with still more to be had at same price. Eck
ington showed rather more animation than
usual, though the buyers' figures hardly came
up to S00.
The only sales of bank stocks were of 10 Trad
ers' at 123 nnd 20 West End at 00, with 5 at 00? . in
both cases showing a loss In price over previous
On tho whole, though, tho general tone of tho
market shows an improving tendency, confi
dence is being restored, and with tho end of this
mouth tho prospect looks mofo reassuring than
at any time during tho mouth. Quoting lroni
tho letter of a promiuont New York Hnancier,
he says, referring to tho New York market:
"The feeling is perhaps universal that most
stocks have fallen below their intrinsic value;
but tho demand has not yet been sufficient to
givo any decided upward tendency to values.
Dealers havo given small encouragement to
buying ou imirglns, however ample, and transac
tions aro largely confined to investment pur
poses and to "room speculators," wliilo tho ordi
nary speculative movement is mainly suspended.
This Is natural and no occasion for distrust; for,
with uffairs in a state of collapse, only tho most
vital and least injured interests can operate.
Most of those who havo been "bulls" aro in
capacitated by their losses and thenioro cautious
of investment buyers are disposed to wait for
the chances of possible adverse contingencies, so
long as prices aro not advancing. Time must be
allowed for tho recovery of confi
dence, for tho gathering up of buying
resources, and for realization on other
investments in order to buy stocks. Tho general
llnuncial situation Is improving; but, with tho
marked conservatism that prevails in every di
rection, tho recovery of confidence must bo ex
pected tobofrraduulundslow. Itisancncounur-
ing symptom that, considering the past severity
of the crisis, so few failures havo occurred on tho
Stock Exchange. It is still more so thut tho vigi
lanco of the Clearing House with regard to tho
standing of its members has disclosed such a
generally sound condition of tho banks, and that
tho numerous othor financial institutions havo
exhibited no signs of weakness. This is tho most
satisfactory evidence thut tho speculative de
rangements from which we aro suffering have
not appreciably Involved our credit establish
ments, which will prove to bo tin element
of very great valuo iu tho coming
process of recovery. Another favorablo
factor is that the course of affairs iu Wall street
lias not involved any suffering to intorlor inter
ests, beyond a partial check to tho freo move
ment of commercial credit. Indeed, tho crisis
is strictly confined to tho speculative and Invest
ment interests, in which respect tho situation
very favorably uiuors lrom tuat or most former
upheavals. Nor is thero any reason to apprehend
that tho indirect bearings of tho AVall-street de
rangements will, for any lengthy period, affect
commercial interests unfavorably. For tho re
mainder of tho year merchants may bo Incon
venienced from tho stringency of discounts, but
it is reasonable to expect that with tho opening
of the new year tho natural reaction from tho
present severe strain will bring money to this
city, whllo tho great fall In stocks will rcduco
tho amount to bo borrowed ou that important
class of collaterals. It is not impossible that wo
may bo nearor a rfccovory in tho stock murkct
than Is at tho moment supposed."
Notes ami Comments.
Tho annual election for officers of tho Stock
Exchango took placo on Wednesday last, and
with considerable enthusiasm tho following
wero elected; For president Mr. O. C. Glover was
unanimously chosen, making tho soventh tlmo
that tho Exchaugo has shown its appreciation
of his ndmirablo executivo abilities. With equal
unanimity tho reflection of Mr. John W, Cor
son to tho vice presidency for tho fifth time was
also carried. Tho ofllco of treasurer lias so long
and so ably been filled by Mr. A.K. Parrla that
it was but natural thut ho should bo reoleoted to
servo for tho ninth consecutive term. For secre
tary Mr. F. II, Felouzo was selected. Tho Ex
chango is now managed by a board of governors,
and in this position Messrs. L. J. DuyIs, C. J.
Bell, William B. Gurley, John W. Macartney, B.
P, Snyder, und J, A. Bates wero called upon to
servo. Tho annual banquet will bo given at
Weloker's to-morrow night, when "bulls" and
"bears" will for tho time being indulge in
Euttiug up and nutting down other things
esides stocks and bonds.
Apparently tho latest attempt to "bear"
Gruphophouo stock was tho communication in
tho Sfar reoently cautioning tho publlo against
the "very serious contagious diseases of tho ear
that may bo contracted" by using tho machines.
Next wo shall hour of tho horrible doath of tho
man who whistles or sings "Annlo Boouoy" in it,
and It maybe that strabismus will ensue to
those who strain their optics looking for it (the
stock) to go to 825 again. Tho grentcst danger,
though, is likely to arlEo from tho mental strnlu
caused by tho apparent incongruity of n stock
dropping off considerably on tho announcement
of a generous dividend. To those who may fear
any contagious or other diseases it can bo suited
that tho machlno Is proof ngulnst anything of
the kind, and Is guaranteed to stand any strain
upon it oxcopt thut somewhat dolcrul melody,
"Listen to My Tale of Woo." Thuro is a sort ot
painful realism, If such an expression mnybo
used, about these words that grates harshly on
its sensitive organs, which is not conducive to its
well-being. It may be added that erstwhile en
thusiastic supporters of tho stock have fre
quently solaced themselves with this appropri
'One good turn deserves another." and from
the decided drop In the Electric Lii;ht stock it
would appear that those who had their "turn"
at the election hist week are being forced to
tako somcunpleusant medicine now which they
would glndly dispense with. It is generally un
derstood that the stock now coming on the
market is owned by tho parties who for so
louir a time successfully managed tho company,
und as it is probablothatthclrcntire holdings are
for sale the depression iu price, taken in con
nection with the stringency of tho money mar
ket, is likely to continue.
It is here again. It como arouud with the un
erring regularity of tho tax collector or tho
monthly gas bill, though It is generally received
with decidedly more pleasure by thoso interested
than is given to thoso visitors. Sometimes it hails
from Chicago, nextit is a New York idea, or again
it is u Philadelphia syndicate that wants to buy up
ull our valuable street-car Hne3 aud consolidate
them. It has recently come to town again nnd
during tho past week was given considerable
prominence by the daily press. Notwithstand
ing tho report, the denr public can still secure
the stock afgrcatreductionsforeash," with the
privilege of a "guess" to every purchaser as
to the time when it will materialize.
Among the many rumors of the week tho fol
lowing are quoted as a sample of what people
are saying: That all or nearly all of tho second
mortgage bonds of the Electric Light Company
havo been converted into stock. That frequent
issues of the bonds of tho Washington and
Georgetown Bailroad Company will bring down
the market price to par. That recent purchases
or property not a thousand miles from Four
teenth and D streets wero mado for ono of the
street railroad companies. That tho money is
already in hand to pay the January dividend on
Granhophono. That nn applicant for quarters
In tho now Loan and Trust Building was in
formed that the entire building was already
rented. That the Commercial insurance have
ulready been offered un udvaneo of 87,000 on
their building on Eleventh street, which they
will shortly occupy. Thut the demand for more
"margins" in the brokers' offices during tho past
fortnight lias been frequent and f'oreiblo.
Frank H. Pelouzk, 1835 F street.
Dulmit and Superior the Place to
The Northwestern Investment Company show
surprising results from their investments in
these remarkable growing and business centres.
Bcalty transfers for 1800 foot up the astounding
sum of 835,000,000, with marvelous strides in ail
channels of commerce, trade, steamship,
and railroad building. The company
made their first investment March 2,
1800, nnd declared a dividend of 1
percent, per month on the face value of all
stock issued August 5, and again on November
4 tho board of directors declared and ordered
issued a 48 (487) per cent, per annum dividend,
payable in full-paid non-asscssablo stock, on tho
par value of all stock issued, and will again pay
tho regular scrai-annual dividend of 1 per cent,
per month for the six months ending January
31,1801. Thus it will bo seen that at tho ond of
the first year's business profits amount
ing to CO per cent, have been paid to
the stockholders, a profit without doubt
unequuled by any of its competitors in like en
terprise. Thcro yet remain profits in tho com
pany treasury, an amount exceeding 10 per
cent, of tho cash capital. The company buys,
sells, and exchanges its own real estate exclu
sively. Its charter provides authority to invest
anywhere in tho United States. All stookforsalo
is treasury stock and sold nt par only. Shares S10
each, sold on payments of $1 per month. No back
assessments, stock Issued at any time. Dividends
computed from date of issuo ond paid on face
value of installment stook, providing no assess
ments nro in arrears. Parties desiring to invest
safely in small monthly payments will And it to
their interest to investigate tho merits of this en
terprising company. Tho officers use conserva
tive judgment aud havo had long oxperioncoin
buying and selling real estate. Tlio manage
ment aro well-known and enterprising business
men. Mr. C. II. Burgess, president, ono of
Washington's leading coal merchants; Mr.
George A. Provost, vice president, of tho well
known linn, Wbittnkcr& Provost, patontattor
noys; Mr. G eorgo C. Vldetto, 6eoretury,real eatato
dealer, and organizer of tho company, nnd L. W.
Spear, treasurer and manager, real cstato capi
talist of Duluth, Minn. Tlio company havo
moved tliolr office to 010 F street northwest,
whoro tho secretary will bo found fully pro
pared and pleased to givo any nnd ull Informa
tion desired. Correspondence and personal in
vestigation solicited. Circulars giving lull
description of tho twin cities at the head of Lake
Superior, which challenges comparison with
that of any trado centro of Jiko sizo In this
country, sent on application.
BEAUTIFYING THE WII fTE HOUSE
Ittrb. Harrison's Improvements Not Yot
Tlio Blue Boom at tho Whito Houso is still in
the hands of tho decorators, and It promises to
bo ono of tho most dainty and beautiful apart
ments in tho country. Mrs. Harrison had hoped
to bo able to throw It open to tho press on
Saturday, but it was in such nn unfinished con
dition that sho was unwilling to have It dono un
til overy piece of furniture was in placo aud it
could bo seen as a whole. It will probably bo
dono by tho first of tho weok. when
an opportunity will bo given tlio press to mapoot
and pass Judgment upon it. Its probable first
public use will bo for a reception by tho Presi
dent and Mr, Blaiuo to tho navnl ofllcors of
Brazil, now on their way to this country, bcariug
important despatches and memorials of con-
fratulation from Brazil in regard to tho lato
'an-American Congress to tho President and tho
Secretary of State.
Always tho Gentleman.
Shooting wild ducks is not tho only thlug
Charley Miller, the well-known East Washing
ton sportsman, cau do. Ho can bo pollto under
the most embarrassing circumstances. Ho de
monstrated this, on Friday whllo passing along
G street. A careless servaut had left a coal
chute open. Charley was pursuing his wny,
whistling a tune, and no doubt thinking ot his
next hunting expedition in tho Eostorn Branch
marshes, when biff! down ho went, like McGinty,
through tho opening aud along tho grimy ohuto
until ho landed kor-ilop J in the centre of sovernl
tons of coal. A femalo shriek greeted his sud
den outranco. Gutherliig himself up as best ho
could und straining his eyesight, ho discovered
tho form of ti female, scuttlo in baud. "Excuso
my intrusion, miss," ho blurted out, "but If you
will bo kind enough to show mo tho wny out, I
will at onco reliove you of your embarrassment."
THE CONTEST IS WARM.
AND MORE CANDIDATES COME TO
Tlio Young Peoplo of "Washington aro Thor
oughly Aroused on tho Question as to
Who in Most Populnr Heavy Votlnc
the Past "Week.
Tho question which Tin: Herald submitted
for settlement to its readers some weeks ago,
"Wboisthciuostpopular'boy or girl in Wash
ington?" is not ono that could fairly be settled
in a week or n month. Tin: Herald desired to
give all the people of tho city u chance to ex
press their preference, and therefore tho
contest was fixed to extend over many weeks.
In affairs of this kind, notwithstanding the
handsome prizes offered to the successful young
person, it takes time to thoroughly arouse
interest, aud therefore Tun Herald has been
most agreeably surprised by tho avidity with
which its readers entered into the spirit of tho,
contest from tho very first. Day by day this in
terest has grown, until now the rivalry between
tho friends of tho different candidates has be
come as spirited as it was expected to see it in
the closing weeks.
During tho past week tho number of candi
dates whose iinmes havo been formally entered
on our list passed tho half hundred. Not only
this, but votes for tho leaders have come iu by
the thousand. In short, it was a big week for
voting. None of tho voters on Tin: Hekald's
election seem inclined to slay away from the
polls, and tho consequence is that nearly as
many votes were east the past week as during
all the previous weeks since the poll3 wero
Following is a list of tho candidates aud their
staudlng last night:
1. Helen Seufferle, 000 S street northwest.
2. Edith W. Hough, 245 N. Capitol street.
3. Edward E. Darby. 1245 Twenty-ninth street
I. George L. Dietz, 230 New Jersey avenue
5. Clarence E. Froy. 3010 P street northwest.
II. Lucilo Colby, 1327 F street northwest.
7. Edward Fisher McKnow, 2424 Fourteenth
8. Fannie ltudderforth, 815 First street north
east. 0. Garnett L. Hobbs, 809 K street northwest.
10. Benjamin Harrison McKce, Executive Man
sion. 11. Maria Pushaw. 1314 Vermont avenue.
12. Irene It. Wallach, 129 Indiana avenue north
west. 13. Clarence L. Park, 715 S street northwe3t.
11. Clement T. Keyworth, 1007 II street north
west. 15. Welhclmina LaHayne, 1117 B street south
east. IU. Katharine May Brooks, 2304 Fourteenth
l- J?r0,r,beS1J' Doyle, 3010 O street northwest.
lb. Willis M. Baum, 712 B street southwest.
10. Toresa Belle Kondrup, 1001 New Hampshire
20. Don Allen, 1C03 Q 6trcct northwest.
21. John C. McCubbcn, 038 S street northwest.
22. Irene L. Moore, 494 G street southwest.
.?,' SF'sie 9'rko 1ker, 1819 K street northwest.
24. HIchnrd Drum White, 1330Istreet northwest.
2o. it. Golden Donaldson, 200 Thirteenth street
20. Walter Foster, 942 S street northwest.
2(. Nannie L. Annbrustcr, 2U17 K street north
west. 28. Katie E. Gaskins, 1205 Twenty-eighlh street
29. Henry Sherwood, 1017 E. Capitol street.
30. Lizzie Van Vleek, 407 Fourth street north
31. Charles F. Williams, 311 D street northwest.
.12. William Charles Hammetr, 801 Twentieth
33. Gcorgo W. Vierbuchen, 340 Eighth street,
34. Charles F. Sterne, 311 D street northwest.
35. Hattie Morrow, 418 Eiarhth street southwesr.
30. Wlllio B. Cupcrton, 1601 G street northwest.
3(. E. M. Hull, 3021 Ninth street southeast.
38. Frank Davis, 1514 Ninth street northwest.
30. Bichnrd J. Biggies. 415 Q street northwest.
40. Etel Wyckoff, 903 Massachusetts avenue
41. James Joseph Winchester, 2013 G streei
42. Ada Dermody, S17 F street northwest.
43. Frances T. Towers, 1311 Fourteenth street
41. John Nnylor Swartzell, 1107 N street north
west. 45. Frank Bay Howe, 170L I streot northwest.
40. Samuel Shellabarger, Jr., 812 Seventeenth
47. J. Dunbar Dodson,72(J Soventh street south
west. 48. Charles E. Marsh, 000 Massachusetts avenue
40. Frank Ghlselli, 1730 Pennsylvania avenue
50. Nellie T. Breunlnger, 724 Thirteenth street
51. William Henry Hamilton, 013 South Caro
lina avenuo southeast,
52. Gcorgo H. League, 721 Thirteenth street
53. Madge Gilbert. Takoma Park.
Fashions i'oi' Men.
A man well dressed for tho afternoon should"
wcur a black cutaway coat and waistcoat and
trousers with extremely narrow stripes. Tho
three-button cutaway will contluuo to be "the"
coat and tho four-button variety will only bo
worn by tall, slim men, upon whom tho distance
between tho buttons of u three-buttoned cutaway
would bo too great. Tho material for these coats
should bo worsteds, tine cheviots, Thlbets, un
dressed worsteds, and diagonals, tho edges being
stitched or braided according to tlio material.
Tho sleeves aro finished with cuffs with two or
threo buttons. If the coat is of a moderately
smooth material and braided tho peaked lapel is
best. Cutaways for afternoon, like jackets, are
only cut medium low. For afternoon wear the
hard buttons and coarso materials aro not iu good
taste. The double-breasted frock coat Is again
becoming popular in Loudon for ntternoon wed
dings and similarly formal occasions. It is not
however, probable, says tho Tribune, that it will
over regain tho position it onco hold in Now York,
and men will without doubt continue to wear tho
cutaway In placo of it. For afternoon dress
fanoy waistcoats will bo worn a great deal. The
materials shown aro tho most luxurious imagin
able, and aro mostly raw silk and wool plus!.
Some of the designs nro daring, but men of good
tasto will avoid them. Tho double-breasted
waistcoat will not bo worn so much as it was last
winter. For oveniug dress thero is not much
chauge. Tho peaked lupel coat with the partial
faoiug will bo most populnr, but tho fuH-fuood
"shawP'-collnred cout will still havo adherents.
Tho best tailors nro now makiug oveniug olothes
of a soft, lino Thibet cloth, instead or tho diago
nal worsted that was so much used last year. It
Thibet is used tho edges aro finished with a single
row of stitching close to tho edge. Tho dress
waistcoat differs still moro from tho ono with tho
shield-shupo opening, once so popular. Thosides
wedge-shaped. Tho waistcoat closes with threo
buttons, except iu tho enso of long-bodied men,
when four aro used. Dress trousers aro cut
somowhat narrower than thoso for othor pur
poses. Eighteon and u hulf inches at tho knoo
und soventeen and a hult at tho bottom Is about
thoaverago. Thooutsldosoams aro finished with
a welt or cord, or of goods with a. narrow stripe
woven In. lioston Courier.